Richard George Poems
- Eclipse: A Haiku Sequence Imperceptible at first, sunlight ...
- Sylvia Plath's Cats Their breath was clean, or harsh and ...
- A Walking Sadness The Euston Road. April. Night. Of all ...
- Alcohol Anonymous I am a clever enemy. I am always one step ...
- After An Exam Finished! So has she, With ages left to go: ...
- Hogg And Hanlon And Me Three mature students in decrepit ...
- Marie Celeste Now I may never see you again I can think of ...
I was educated at Oxford University, reading Latin and Greek at The Queen's College. The college's outstanding poet is Ernest Dowson.
I was awarded a Doctorate on the Roman epigrammatist Martial in 1994.
The following year I had a breakdown and had to abandon the academic life. The year after that the Muses came. Nothing has been the same since.
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Eclipse: A Haiku Sequence
at first, sunlight changing; then
dusky, or faded,
filter on the lens
encroaching, sky blue into
grey, then grey-lilac,
colours blur, textures,
shadows cast paler, out of
focus, sudden cold
strikes us uneasy,
half moon sun on leaves jangles
dragonflies hawk the
gloom, birds on their way homewards,
green murk of low cloud
BLINKS OUT: OUR DARK STAR,
CUT CARBON DIAMOND
and back, like a switch,
heavens as dawn six o'clock,
luminous, bleary -